Tuesday Night Dancing with Independence Squares
We began our 2022-2023 weekly classes and workshops on September 13, 2022!
We dance on Tuesday evenings, featuring classes in Mainstream, Plus, and C-1. We also feature an Advanced workshop. Our programs are run in two rooms with our callers, Betsy Gotta and Mark Franks. If you are new to a program and you take the class, please come every Tuesday through December (at least). We understand that you may miss a class or two, but frequent absences cause the instruction to slow down which is not fair to the other students. The Advanced workshop is open to all who have completed an Advanced class and you may stop in to work on improving your dancing abilities in this program when you are available. This is subject to evolve as the year progresses.
LOOKING FOR BEGINNER SQUARE DANCE CLASSES???
We typically start beginner classes in the Fall of each year. Our next beginner class will start in September 2023. If you are interested in more information regarding future beginner classes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would be delighted to reach out to you when we start our next class.
Come and join us for an upcoming Open House to see what all the fun is about! More information can be found here:
Independence Squares announces upcoming Open Houses. Come and try out square dancing.
Time and Location
All Tuesday night classes/dances/workshops run from 7:00 to 9:30 PM and are held at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion. We use the entrance at 2111 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA.
Class fees and Prepayment option
The price for Tuesday evening classes/workshops is $10 per person. If you are a dues-paid club member or a first-time Mainstream class member, you can use our prepay option which lowers the price to $8 per session. Prepayment includes all Tuesday classes and dances/workshops in a prepayment period. If prepayment is not paid by the second night of each prepayment period, the dancer must pay the payment-at-the-door rate through the remainder of the current period. Prepaid fees are non-refundable. We accept cash, checks, or online payments at https://independencesquares.org/wp/aboutus/ by clicking the donate button and leaving a note specifying that the money is for the prepay option. Our current prepay option covers our Tuesday night classes/workshops from March 14, 2023, through May 23, 2023 (a total of 11 Tuesdays), for a cost of $88.00.
Health and Safety
Please review the following information for return to dancing information (https://independencesquares.org/wp/2021/07/28/return-to-dancing-information/)
Dues are $45 for the period from June 1 through May 31. Please support Independence Squares by paying your membership dues whether or not you are taking a class and/or workshop. Dancers attending a Mainstream class for the first time do not owe dues.
Members who need assistance paying dues are invited to speak confidentially with our treasurer.
Bad Weather Cancellation Policy
If Philadelphia schools have an early dismissal, are closed, or cancel afternoon or evening activities due to bad weather, then Tuesday night classes and workshops are cancelled. Some resources for finding out if schools are closed:
- Philadelphia Schools Snow Hotline – 215-400-INFO (4636)
- Philadelphia School District
- NBC Philadelphia School Closing Page